Now that you know some of the basic factors of heat pump damage, it might be helpful to hear how those concerns begin. Here are some common signs something is amiss with your heat pump.
1. Heat Pump Coated in Ice
During the winter, it’s possible that your outdoor equipment will have some ice accumulation. When this happens, your equipment should shift into a defrost cycle and reverse the refrigerant to melt the ice. If your whole unit is covered in ice and won’t defrost, you have a concern that needs skilled service.
2. Heat Pump is Short Cycling
By short cycling, we mean that your heat pump kicks on and turns off before it’s had a chance to bring your space to your chosen temperature. This is a sign that your heat pump is the wrong size for your home. If you don’t get it repaired, it could deteriorate your heat pump.
3. Energy Fees are Climbing
Your heat pump is one of the most effective heating and cooling solutions available—especially if you keep up with it. If you’re doing what you can to maintain your equipment and are still watching your energy costs go up, it’s time to bring in a professional.
4. Heat Pump is Noisy
Your heat pump won’t always be completely noiseless, but it also shouldn’t be terribly loud. If you’re hearing new sounds from your heat pump—in particular any that sound wrong—you may want to have a professional inspect it.
5. HVAC System Feels Weaker
Decreased home comfort is likely the important—and irritating—indication you may need a repair. If you’ve tested adjusting your setting and it doesn’t work, Gordon Air Conditioning can help.